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 BBC Proms Inspire
Summary:Young Composers' Competition
Deadline: 25 May 2017
Date Posted: 10 January 2017
Details: Now in its nineteenth year, the BBC Proms Inspire scheme provides 12-18 year olds with a friendly environment to share ideas, meet like-minded composers and develop their musical creativity, while working alongside some of the UK’s top composers and musicians. If you are 12-18 years old and want to make your own music, read on to find out how to join the BBC Proms Inspire scheme and enter the BBC Proms Inspire Competition.

"BBC Proms Inspire shines a light on new and emerging talent among our youngest composers. Last year, I and my fellow-judges were amazed and inspired by the quality of work by young teenagers, and I can’t wait to hear what the next competition reveals!" Jonathan Dove, Inspire Competition judge 2016

What is the BBC Proms Inspire Competition 2017?

"The BBC's long-established and justly celebrated Inspire Competition is the UK's leading event for young composers – and a wonderful opportunity for musically curious people aged 12 to 18.” Judith Weir, Inspire Competition judge 2016

The BBC Proms Inspire Competition continues to provide what most composers only dream of; the chance to have your music performed by professional musicians at the BBC Proms and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Not only this, winners also receive a BBC commission for a high-profile performance and are mentored throughout the process by a professional composer.

We are looking for music that is original, unique and inspiring. It can be completely innovative or can use the music and ideas of the past to inspire new and exciting pieces of music. There are no restrictions on the type of music you can enter – whatever your style and inspiration, we want to hear it!

What is the prize?

Winners will be given the opportunity to have their work performed at the BBC Proms by professional musicians and broadcast on Radio 3.
Winners will also receive a BBC commission.
Please read the terms and conditions for full details.

Who are the judges?

Entries will be judged by a panel of leading composers and music industry professionals who are passionate about finding and developing young talent. This year’s judges include composers Mark-Anthony Turnage, Charlotte Bray, Fraser Trainer, Kerry Andrew, Hannah Kendall and Director of the BBC Proms, David Pickard.

What are the rules?

It's very important that you read the full terms and conditions for the competition, for full rules and details on how to submit your entry. You are advised to read these carefully as invalid entries will be disqualified. If you’re aged 12 to 16, ask a parent or guardian to read these too as they will need to give their consent for you to enter. The closing date for entries is Thursday 25 May 2017.

How to enter

Please refer to the terms and conditions for full details on how to submit a valid entry. If you need any further information or require clarification of the meaning of any of the terms and conditions, please contact a member of the Proms Learning team by emailing getinvolved@bbc.co.uk.

Download, print and complete an Entry Form. If you’re aged 12 to 16 make sure a parent or guardian reads and completes the bottom section of the form to give their consent for you to enter.

Send your complete entry by post only to: BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition, PO Box 7905, London, W1A 1UL. (Please note that this facility cannot accept any mail from carriers other than Royal Mail. The PO Box facility will terminate at close of business on 25 May 2017 and any late entries will not be accepted. In the event of a prolonged postal strike, the period for submission will be extended as appropriate. Entries delivered in person will not be accepted.)
The closing date for entries is Thursday 25 May 2017. Any entries received after this date will not be entered in the competition.
Web Site:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4mY3MbSJ5G2LvSbzZPbc85G/bbc-proms-inspire